Archive for December, 2008

Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah

“Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah”

On the authority of Abu Hafsah (may Allah be pleased with him) it is related that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

“Fasting on the day of ‘Arafah absolves the sins for two years: the previous year and the coming year, and fasting on ‘Ashura, (the tenth day of Muharram) atones for the sins of previous years.”

[Muslim]

N.B This does not mean that one can continue to commit sin in the upcoming year, rather it portrays the virtue of fasting on the day of ‘Arafah, and the blessings to be obtained therein.

Increasing the Remembrance of Allah in these 10 Days

“Increasing the Remembrance of Allah in these 10 Days”

On the authority of Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) it is related that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

“There is no day more honourable in Allah’s sight and no acts more beloved therein to Allah than those in these ten days. So say tahlil (There is no deity worthy of worship but Allah: Laa ilaaha illallah), takbir (Allah is the greatest : Allahu Akbar) and tahmid (All praise is due to Allah : alhamdullillah) a lot [on these days].”

[Ahmad and At-Tabarani]

First Ten Days OF Dhul Hijjah: Days of Virtue and Righteous Deeds

First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah: Days of Virtue and Righteous Deeds

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) it is related that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

“There are no days more loved to Allah for you to worship Him therein than the ten days of Dhul Hijjah. Fasting any day during it is equivalent to fasting one year and to offer Salatul Tahajjud (late-night prayer) during one of its nights is like performing the late night prayer on the night of power. [i.e.,Lailatul Qadr].”

[Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and Baihaqi]


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